A 25-year-old Nelson woman has been charged with making a false complaint after telling police she had been raped.
The woman contacted police at 2am on Sunday saying she had been raped by an unknown male after leaving an inner-city nightclub.
Police said an extensive investigation found no rape occurred and her complaint was false.
The woman will appear in Nelson District Court later this month.
Does someone have a vested interest in making sure these always get in the media, yet the vast majority of rape allegations which are true never get any coverage at all?